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We’re Not Nearly as Organized

Sadly, I don’t think the right will ever be able to truly beat the left at the political organization game. We’re people who tend to like being left alone. I someone tries to tell us what to do, there are a good number of us who will do the opposite just to spite them. The rest would simply ignore them. And because the left is much better at getting on board with group efforts, the members of Journolist honestly believed they could organize to control the media narrative in an effort to help Barack Obama during the presidential campaign.

Read the link if you want to be horrified at the number of outlets getting in on the effort to bury stories that could hurt Obama and an effort to publicly call any critic of Obama’s a racist.

But, here’s another notable comment from the list by Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent:

It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.

I thought political violence was only a tool of the right. (Obviously I mean this rhetorically.)

5 Responses to “We’re Not Nearly as Organized”

  1. Sterling Archer says:

    I find it humorous that the left is threatening political violence. That is all they are capable of. They are all talk. Most liberals I know are effete, spineless, bed-wetting turds who couldn’t change a flat tire if their lives depended on it. They vote for laws to eliminate our civil liberties and they expect government goons to enforce those laws. I am not afraid of these blowhards.

    Liberals had better watch themselves. We are rapidly approaching a time in this country when the political discourse won’t be civil. Push us too far and we WILL push back. Then they will understand the true definition of violence.

  2. Bitter,

    I hope you’ve seen the article posted on American Specator on Friday (and subsequently discussed in a fever pitch yesterday on the airwaves of various talk radio programs) discussing a lot of the various questions you raise.

    You can find the link via my blog post here (http://wherespatton.blogspot.com/2010/07/go-forth-and-educate-our-ruling-elites.html) as well as my similar thoughts to the same subject from Friday as well.

    You are correct that us conservative / libertarians want to be left alone, but we are starting to realize that a war has been declared upon us for the last 80~100 years, attacking our morals, our thoughts, our history, and our tradition, as well as our beloved Constitution, and only because of the lust for raw power.

  3. Thirdpower says:

    I’ve been ‘horrified’ for years now but not surprised as I’ve watched the majority of the media ignore or bury stories that made O look bad.

    Someone compares O to Hitler and it’s front page news for days about how extremist the ‘right’ is yet the same comparisons were made daily about Bush.

    Of course we are also seeing many of the same media outlets losing readership to the point that some are calling for more ‘bailouts’.

  4. BobG says:

    “Sadly, I don’t think the right will ever be able to truly beat the left at the political organization game.”

    That’s because the left is used to acting like a well-trained, unquestioning herd.

  5. DirtCrashr says:

    Teh Collective is good at hive-mind activities – they think it makes them original. George Orwell wrote a good book about ’em which they have subsequently tried to emulate, but it could have been titled “Ant Farm”…

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